“Honda is introducing two new technologies in its new 2014 Civic that will make it easier for iPhone users to interact with content in the car in its first steps towards Apple’s iOS in the Car,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.
“The first part of the new smartphone connectivity is Display Audio Interface — a built-in 7-inch touchscreen with smartphone style apps — and the second is the next-generation of its HondaLink app platform that mirrors apps from your smartphone to the display and in-car audio system,” Kahn reports. “The apps built-in to the Display Audio interface include apps for audio (Pandora is built-in), phonebook, media, and navigation, many of which require a connection to your iPhone. For example, the phonebook and media will pull down content from your connected smartphone. The display also integrates Siri Eyes Free for using Siri through the built-in audio system, and Honda tells us that users can now connect their iPhone over Bluetooth to place calls and send messages using the Display Audio touchscreen.”
“While it’s not a full blown implementation of iOS in the Car, we’re told by engineers close to the project at Honda R&D that these are the first steps towards implementing Apple’s new system in the near future,” Kahn reports. “The features that require a connected smartphone will work with iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C initially, but Honda says support for some features will come to Android next year.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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